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How Large Trucks Differ From Cars & the Effects on Alabama Accident Data



How Large Trucks Differ From Cars & the Effects on Alabama Accident Data

Look at an 18-wheeler and a car for more than a second, and the immediate differences between the two classes of vehicles become readily apparent. However, there are not enough Alabama drivers who take the differences of these vehicles into account when driving.

The simple fact of the matter is that...

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A Birmingham AL 18-Wheeler HazMat Accident Offers a Sobering Reminder



A Birmingham AL 18-Wheeler HazMat Accident Offers a Sobering Reminder

A recent 18-wheeler hazardous materials accident in Alabama caused a chemical spill, fires and an explosion that prompted the evacuation of West Birmingham neighborhoods.

While the scale of the accident is a sobering reminder of the havoc that 18-wheeler hazardous material accidents can cause, there are conflicting reports on how this...

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Younger 18 Wheeler Drivers May Be Headed to an Alabama Interstate Near You



Younger 18 Wheeler Drivers May be on an Alabama Interstate Near You

When a young 18-year-old thinks of what to do for a summer job, being the driver of an 18-wheeler probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. That may change sooner rather than later thanks to the Senate’s attempt to pass a bill that would make it legal for...

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The Dangers of Hazardous Material Transport Accidents in Alabama



The Dangers of Hazardous Material Transport Accidents in Alabama

The event of a Hazardous Material Transport truck accident poses more problems than the vehicular collision itself. These incidents not only have immediate effects to the people involved, but they can present long term health problems as a result of hazardous material exposure and environmental contamination.

If you or someone you know has sustained a serious...

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History of 18 Wheeler Accidents in AL & Baldwin and Escambia Counties



Alabama has seen its share of serious 18 wheeler accidents.

Those resulting in fatalities or serious injury have led to laws or amendments which seek to reduce the likelihood of these accidents as well as protect the accident victims as well as the truck operators themselves.

If you are involved in an...

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12 Most Common Auto Accident Injuries Sustained in 18-Wheeler Crashes



12 Most Common Auto Accident Injuries Sustained in 18-Wheeler Crashes

When a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the results can be devastating. The size of the truck and force of the impact combine and may lead to some terrible results. It is virtually impossible for the people who are involved in these horrific accidents to...

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Steps to Take After a Fatal 18-Wheeler Accident in Alabama



When someone’s life is taken prematurely, it is always difficult. When it occurs due to the negligence of a driver of an 18-wheeler, it is even more devastating. Since these trucks are so much bigger than even large SUVs, the people in the smaller vehicles are generally the ones who...

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Top Causes of 18-wheeler Accidents in Alabama



Eighteen-wheeler truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road. This fact puts them at a greater risk than the average driver of getting into accidents. There are a variety of reasons 18-wheeler drivers get into accidents. In the state of Alabama, the following are some of the most...

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Common Driving Practices That Can Result in Truck Accidents



Truck accidents are a common occurrence in Alabama. According to the US Department of Transportation, around 500,000 truck accidents occur every year, of which 5,000 result in fatalities. In addition to loss of lives, trucking accidents also result in loss of billions of dollars every year. Negligent driving and lack...

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Rules to Follow When Driving Around 18-Wheelers



Driving on highways, where you have to pass a number of heavily loaded trucks is not an easy task. Not to forget that it is also risky. Following traffic rules therefore, becomes more than necessary when you are around such large vehicles, especially 18-wheelers, which are prone to accident due...

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